For carriers, a good way to excite customers is to show some of the devices that will be released over the next year. This is especially exciting when the list includes well known names like the Sony Xperia Z or the Huawei Ascend D2. It's equally cool to see some devices that aren't as well known but still have fun specs. NTT DoCoMo has released a chart for their 2013 NEXT series and it's got some fun names on it.
NTT DoCoMo's list has a lot of fun devices on them. The increasingly popular Sony Xperia Z is on the list. LG's modified flagship, the Optimus G Pro also found its way there as did Huawei's Ascend D2.
Then there are three smartphones that haven't gotten too much buzz. One of which is a device by Panasonic called the Panasonic Eluga X. It's a pretty beastly device as well. It has a 5 inch, 1080p screen, 1.5GHz quad core processor, 13.2MP back camera, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and 32GB of storage space. Where was this at CES 2013?
When will NTT DoCoMo release these flagship phones?
According to the chart, the NTT DoCoMo will be releasing the Panasonic Eluga X. Then it's pretty much steady release schedule that'll see all devices out by April. It's interesting to note that four out of the six devices carry 5-inch screens. All four of them have a 1080p display. So NTT DoCoMo customers will be walking around with some pretty big phones in 2013.
It is also noteworthy that every phone on the list aside from the Medias W will sport a quad core processor. All devices will have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. They'll also all be packing batteries that are larger than 2,000mAh. So NTT DoCoMo isn't skimping on products this year. You can see the full press release here. Pretty much all of these devices have pretty amazing specs.
With 5-inch phones with quad core devices becoming commonplace, are the days of pocket sized phones and dual cores at an end? Let us know what you think of NTT DoCoMo's line up.
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